'Redesigned' Windows Vista "Start Menu" (Mockup)


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NightmarE D
Wait, if the start menus in the middle, where would the minimized windows go? Around it?

Start menu isn't meant to be on screen the whole time and like I said, it's just an idea I had that maybe someone could play with. Someone can't have a different idea about something? Excuse me for even trying anything

I also have an idea for a different and smaller start menu to go with the middle of the screen idea. But like I said, I'm not very good in the graphics department and not sure on how to make it.

Also...I don't know anyone who ever has soo many windows open that it takes up all the room to the right of the start button anyway. Vista has the grouping feature that brings up the little preview of what all is minimized. That's what I was keeping in mind when making it. Another thing, some people use the double sized taskbar which would give them more than enough room for whatever they have minimized.

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nomis_nehc

err, the original poster's is hot, but the above is kinda... well, different, lol.

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Xero

I'm glad you guys liked my design, as well as my vista logo I put together. It is very similar to the original because I made my to match it but just have a more graphical feat. Give it more glass, that and I wanted to attempt making a glass effect from scratch.

Heres a link to the wallpaper, I like it a lot.

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NightmarE D

Well at least one person saw that I was trying something different :p

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zheng.93

Well, copyright it! I'm sure this idea is great. Might give MS the step ahead of Mac. :)

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AshMan

I think the Win Bubble looks great!

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Jazket
Oh crap... now I want this Start menu in Windows Vista and nothing else... :(

Screw you! :p

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dont worry, you will have it soon :p (not meaning by this, that its comin in further releases of vista though :shifty: )

you can try it now already :) I've already released the first beta version (for testing purposes only.. blah bla bla) :)

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=396033

I'd call it thinger. :p

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Well then "Thinger" It will be :p

Well, copyright it! I'm sure this idea is great. Might give MS the step ahead of Mac. :)

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If Ms doesnt give the steop ahead, then I will lol :shifty:

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Tech_Dude_5000

I really like this a lot. Its the 21st century, we use PC's a lot diferenty then we did 10 years ago. and I think this would fit perfectly in Windows Vista. so the menu is a lot diferent. And if this somehow does gets put in to vista, it will take time geting used to. such as when the windows XP start menu primered back in 2001 or even the start menu itself when it premired for the frist time in Windows 95

Great job on this. I really like it a lot! :) :D

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NightmarE D

I had this whole thing designed. Had a friend who was going to take my idea and make it in DesktopX and I lost all my damn pics I made :laugh:

oh well, I was doing my idea out of boredom. But damnit I had the problem of where minimized windows would go on my taskbar all figured out :laugh:

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smoke
Hey guys,

This was the design I was working on, I never had time to finish it though.

All that remains is adding the arrow to open the side panel and the logoff/shutdown buttons in the space I left at the bottom.

Let me know what you think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/Xer...MenuUnfinis.jpg

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This looks pretty good but it doesn't look as sharp to me as the actual glass that is for example the titlebars in Vista. If this was made to look more like that it would look really good.

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Angel Blue01
I really like this a lot. Its the 21st century,  we use PC's  a lot diferenty then we did 10 years ago. and  I think this would fit perfectly in Windows Vista. so  the menu is a lot diferent. And if this somehow  does gets put in to vista, it will  take time geting used to. such as when the  windows XP start menu primered  back in 2001  or even the start menu itself when it premired for the frist time in Windows 95

I love this Start menu but I have to disagree, most people i know use computers the same way they did 10 years ago, plus the Internet.

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dagamer34

"Plus the Internet"? Lol.

It's more like "Surf the Internet and maybe do some productive work in the meantime"

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cybermagellan
fake  :ninja:

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No, I'm using it...so it's not fake.

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Angel Blue01
fake  :ninja:

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Fake? This is just a mockup.

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Jazket
Fake? This is just a mockup.

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rofl! :rofl:

:ninja:

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JoDaddy

That looks really nice. It should be part of a theme for Vista, just so people who don't like it can change back to the one that's there now.

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tony-inpo

Really nice, should be adopted by Microsoft. How long did it take?

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Jazket
Really nice, should be adopted by Microsoft. How long did it take?

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u mean, how long did i take to make this?

well, first thing I did, I grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil, and started by sketching the whole start menu.. I had different designs untill I decided for this one :D

then started Photoshop and bang ! ;)

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CrisCr0ss

thats looks fantastic with Vista Explorer which will hopefully continue dev it should look awsome.

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Guest sendmarksmail

looks good but looks horrible on 1280x1024 still. still see some jaggys and klunky and i have an athlon 64. good concept though

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b_pizzle

me likey, too! :woot:

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.Ark

Love the navigation on the top left! :D

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Nightwind Hawk

Looks awesome, although I don't really like the concept of the main options now being shown at once.

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